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BATTLE, PRYOR NAMED
TRACK ALL-AMERICANS

Two track and field athletes from Section VI earned All-America honors at the National Scholastic Sports Foundation Championships at North Carolina State, Raleigh, N.C.

Jamestown senior Sheldon Battle finished third in the discus with a personal record of 193 feet, 3 inches. Starpoint freshman Brittany Pryor was fifth in the shot put with 41 feet, 8 3/4 inches. The top six places were awarded All-America status.

Battle broke the Section VI record in the discus this season, throwing 192 feet, 10 inches at the Carl Roesch meet. His effort on Sunday won't count toward the sectional mark.

"Once we're done with state meet competition, we're done," said Section VI boys chairman Dick Bartha.

In the USATF National Junior Championships at the University of Richmond, Chrissy Fina of Buffalo State finished second in the 10,000 racewalk.

SAM JETHROE DIES;

OLDEST ROOKIE OF YEAR

ERIE, PA.

Sam Jethroe, one of the first black baseball players in the major leagues and the oldest player to win rookie of the year honors, died Saturday. He was 83.

Jethroe was the first black player on the Boston Braves when he made his major league debut in 1950. He was named Rookie of the Year that season at age 32.

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